Sports Scholarships at SETU Carlow

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SETU Carlow provides a number of Sports Scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability for each academic year. The Scholarships afford the elite sports person the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a course of academic study in Carlow. They ensure that talented and committed student athletes are fully supported during their time studying at the University’s, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford campuses. Scholarships offer resources as well as financial support to athletes to assist with the cost of accommodation, coaching and specialised training equipment. This year five students were recognised as elite scholars for their huge contribution to sport. They are: Xena Jordan (Offshore rowing), Eoin Cody (Hurling), Conor Harkins (Basketball), Scout Frame (Basketball) and Kiley Gelston (Basketball).

Sports Scholarships 2023/2024 application deadline is 30th of September 2023.

Gold Sports Scholarship

SETU Carlow provides a number of Gold Sports Scholarships to students who have shown exceptional sporting ability each academic year. The Scholarships afford our sports people, the opportunity to compete at the top level while pursuing a course of academic study. The scheme is designed to nurture and develop individual talent and maintain the University’s sporting tradition.

Elite Sports Scholarship

SETU Carlow has established itself as one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and is quickly evolving into a modern hub for sporting excellence. Our state of the art sporting facilities and growing academic portfolio of sports related programmes means we are now in a position to attract the very best athletes, who are competing both nationally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines. In line with these developments 2015 saw the introduction of our elite scholarship strand where we recognise the very best athletes competing at the very highest level in their chosen sport.

Who Should Apply?

We accept applications from all students, irrespective of nationality, course, or year of study. Scholarships are awarded annually in November/December in a wide range of sports. Preference is given to sports already represented at club level within the college in SETU Carlow’s focus sports of GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, and other Olympic and Paralympic sports. Applications made in other sports will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In order to be eligible to receive an SETU Carlow Sports Scholarship you will:

  • need to be either a current SETU Carlow student or have been successfully offered a place for the new academic year.
  • be of regional/provincial/county, national or international standard in your chosen sport.
  • agree to represent SETU Carlow within student or other relevant individual and/or team competitions.

Closing Date for Scholarship Applications is 30th September 2023.

Sports Scholarship Application Form

Sports Scholarship Application Form

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SETU Carlow (formerly IT Carlow) is one of the major third-level education providers in the South East of Ireland.


Steven Galvin

2 year Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing at Drogheda Institute of Further Education
UCD Undergraduate Research Projects Talks


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